Dance Duet

The Contemporary Dance Concentration at Southeastern Louisiana University is dedicated
to the promotion of concert dance as a performing art by fostering the creation and
performance of quality work within a non-competitive environment and at all levels
of dance experience.  The Contemporary Dance Concentration emphasizes the importance
of dance education within the art form and provides experiences and information leading
to the development of a well-educated dancer, choreographer, and performing artist.

Southeastern’s Contemporary Dance Concentration is the first Louisiana college or
university to offer Contemporary Dance courses within its Dance Curriculum as well
as the only Dance Program in the state of Louisiana to focus specifically on Contemporary
Dance within its Bachelor of General Studies with a Dance or Dance Studio Management
Concentrations, Bachelor of Education with a Dance teacher specialty content area,
and Minor in Dance and Contemporary Choreography. Working with their dance advisor,
students can choose their focus from four advisement pathways: Choreography and Performance,
InterARTS, Dance Educaton and Studio Management, or Faith Arts.

Southeastern’s Contemporary Dance Concentration encourages and facilitates originality
in the creation and presentation of the artist’s work and provides experiences to
enhance the technical skill level of the performer. The Contemporary Dance Concentration
believes in providing the tools necessary to strengthen the student’s ability to communicate
to the public through the art of dance, thereby enhancing the artistic quality of
dance within the community.

Southeastern’s contemporary dance faculty are committed to the idea of InterARTS approaches
in Dance/Movement Studies by combining the elements of dance, music, theatre, and
visual arts for an honest approach to performance.